Department of Accounting & Information Systems
North Business College Complex
632 Bogue St. N270
East Lansing, MI 48824-1121
Master of Science in Accounting
Our next application deadline is January 1, 2013 for those interested in starting in Summer or Fall Semesters 2013.
Welcome to the Master of Science in Accounting Program in the Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University.
The M.S. in Accounting staff and faculty are interested in working with prospective graduate students who demonstrate the potential to become highly regarded scholars in the field.
The goal of the M.S. in Accounting Program is to prepare students technically and professionally for various careers in accounting. In addition, the Program provides students with the necessary education requirements in order to sit for the CPA exam in Michigan and other states.
We look forward to your joining us!
Facts & figures
- There is increasing evidence that an undergraduate college degree may be insufficient to provide the breadth and depth of knowledge and skill development necessary for rapid advancement to leadership positions in business.
- Most states, including Michigan, have passed legislation requiring at least 150 semester hours of college education to obtain a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification.
- The M.S. in Accounting Program at Michigan State University was ranked 8th nationally and 5th among public universities in the 2009 Public Accounting Report.
Certified Public Accounting (CPA)
This degree is relevant for persons interested in positions in the Certified Public Accounting profession, with its specialty areas of assurance services and taxation, or in similar positions in industry, consulting firms, and government.
This program develops the practice of accounting beyond the entry level addressed by the typical undergraduate accounting degree program.
- Superior technical accounting knowledge, especially in an accounting specialty area, and the ability to apply it to further the goals of organizations.
- Strong analytical skills, writing and oral communication skills as well as well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with groups and to provide leadership.
There is increasing evidence that an undergraduate college degree may be insufficient to provide the breadth and depth of knowledge and skill development necessary for rapid advancement to leadership positions in business.
Most states, including Michigan, have passed legislation requiring at least 150 semester hours of college education to obtain Certified Public Accountant certification.
- Excellent choice for professionals returning to school
- You can complete the 30-credit program in two semesters or go part time
- Study can be tailored to build on professional objectives and prior background
- Program offers the option for in-depth study in tax, information systems, financial accounting and assurance services or management accounting